Saturday, December 29, 2012

EduOnAir: Eric Curts, "Rolling Out Google Apps For Education"

Published on May 7, 2012
This Google+ Hangout was part of the Education On Air conference on May 2, 2012.

Hangout Description:
Google Apps for Education is a powerful suite of free web-based tools for schools including Gmail, Google Calendar, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, Sites, Blogger, and more. Learn step by step how our district rolled out Google Apps to our staff and students, why we chose Google Apps, plus staff training, challenges faced, lessons learned, the benefits of cloud computing, practical examples of how staff and students are using Google Apps, and how we are saving money while expanding educational opportunities for everyone in our district.

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Session hashtag: #rollinggafe
Conference hashtag: #eduonair

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Friday, December 28, 2012

How to Lead an Inventive Life: TEDxYouth@Khartoum2012 Suhaila

Published on Dec 24, 2012
Suhaila: Her talk is about leading an inventive life and how she thinks that in
every one there is an inventor waiting to emerge. She presents a way in which
anyone can achieve that way of life.

Connecting with your life's purpose: Sandra Hilton at TEDxWhitehall

Published on Dec 28, 2012
Sandra Hilton talks about the importance of connecting with your life's purpose.

Sandra helps senior leaders of global organisations discover and define their purpose in order to be authentic and effective in an increasingly stressful and chaotic world. Her work is informed by her own life experience as Sandra has a pretty eclectic background. Before becoming a consultant, she spent several years as a project finance lawyer and before that worked in the film industry, living and working for almost ten years in Russia through the dramatic changes of the 90s.

Whatever she has been involved in, she is driven by the belief that everyone is more successful and more fulfilled when they're living on purpose and bring the value that only they can bring. Her passion is to help people understand, define and live that value and to serve her own life purpose of creating wholeness within herself and others.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Google+ Communities - What we know after 1 week (part 3)

Streamed live on Dec 12, 2012
Google+ Communities - After 1 week; Ideas, thoughts, praise, concerns, ANSWERS. More info... find Ronnie on G+ here: The Product Mgr. for G+ Communities Brian Glick joined us! Wahoo here is a link to him: he says he would be happy to join your hangout! Visit Jesse at: & Nikol at:

We talk about how GPC or GPComm has evolved over the approx 120 hours since it has started, get some helpful answers from Brian and some great ideas from Jesse & Nikol.

I mention the idea that many Public Communities are popping up all over and the wave will likely turn to Private later (if not already). GPC may be best kept focused on specifics and less useful to us if they are too broad and become too big in what they cover... Time Will Tell.

Leave your thoughts and comments about your experiences with GPComm (and vote on GPC vs. GPComm as a nickname... the one with the Plus in it is a challenge for using as a hashtag!). If you found this valuable, please share it with those that would also like to learn.

Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours (part 2)

Streamed live on Dec 7, 2012
Google+ Communities - What We Know After 18 Hours... Now that we can make our own, we discuss Google Plus Communities (Groups). to visit Ronnie on G+, Jesse on G+ at: & Nikol Murphy on G+ at:'s discussion is based on what we have experienced to date. 

Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know (part 1)

Streamed live on Dec 6, 2012
Google+ Communities - What You Need to Know... We discuss the brand new release of Google Plus Communities (Groups). Visit Ronnie on G+ at: - Jesse on G+ at: & Nikol Murphy on G+ at: Just rolling out to us today... this is what we've been waiting for: TOPIC BASED Communities. Watch the video here to get an idea of what we might be doing with this cool new tool.